These are the underdogs who will fight the odds at the IEM Rio Europe RMR

CS:GO's open circuit provides a chance for lesser known teams to make it all the way from the qualifiers to the Major, and a handful of them will be gunning to upset their way to the Major.

The IEM Rio Major qualification cycle is about to enter the next stage, the RMR events, which bring a close to the online portion of the qualification process by moving to a LAN environment. In Europe, 32 teams will fight in Malta on October 4-9 for 16 coveted Major spots. The teams have been split into two 16-team Swiss-system groups, with each group awarding the eight most successful rosters spots at the Major.

Half of the teams that will attend the RMR qualifiers in Malta came through the online open qualifiers, Valve's open circuit model, which affords every team a the chance to make their mark and reach the biggest stage with the condition that they prove their worth against some of the more established teams. Several high-profile names already struggled against the competition in this Major's open qualifiers, with Astralis edging through the final qualifier while Entropiq and Movistar Riders missed out altogether.

Underdog stories of Majors past are one of the things that encapsulated CS:GO as a game, and it doesn't look like that is going to change anytime soon. Earlier this year at PGL Major Antwerp 2022, Bad News Eagles shocked the world after coming through the open qualifiers to claim a place at the Legends stage and make history for Kosovo.

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Spirit were another team who made their way through the open qualifier and even though expectations for the roster were low at the time, they went all the way to the Major's semi-final in front of a packed arena in Antwerp. Given CS:GO's history, it is entirely plausible that one of the eight teams mentioned in the article could be the next to produce yet another fairy-tale run at a CS:GO Major.

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Group A

#39
Lineup Age Rating
RussiaAleksandr "KaiR0N-" Anashkin 18 1.13
KazakhstanViktor "Lack1" Boldyrev 23 1.10
RussiaArtem "RAiLWAY" Gradovich 26 1.09
AzerbaijanAmin "sugaR" Azimov 23 0.98
RussiaEvgeny "delus1onn" Plottsov 20 -
Coach
No offline placings in the last three months

Aurora signed their team at the end of August after they successfully qualified for the RMR. The team's most recognizable member is coach Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk, who had a prolific playing career in 1.6 and CS:GO with Natus Vincere before becoming the top Ukrainian organization's coach. His newest squad is composed of several young talents from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, averaging 22.6 years of age.

Aleksandr "⁠KaiR0N-⁠" Anashkin and Viktor "⁠Lack1⁠" Boldyrev are the stars of the roster, with the latter finding a home straight after being removed from Entropiq to make space for Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov. He is also the only Aurora player with Major experience, having made an appearance in the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Challengers Stage.

KaiR0N-, who previously plied his trade in INDE IRAE, is the youngest and highest-rated player on the roster. A product of Spirit Academy, the 18-year-old has found a higher gear after leaving the academy circuit. The duo is joined by Artem "⁠RAiLWAY⁠" Gradovich, who played alongside KaiR0N- in INDE IRAE, Amin "⁠sugaR⁠" Azimov, and ex-VP.Prodigy member Evgeny "⁠delus1onn⁠" Plottsov.

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The lineup has recorded just 18 maps on HLTV.org, so it is hard to predict their chances based on current form. Their biggest success came in the IEM Road to Rio 2022 Europe Open Qualifier 1, where they beat Astralis 16-11 with KaiR0N- putting up 27 kills. Teams from the CIS region such as Vega Squadron, Quantum Bellator Fire, and Spirit have shown high upset potential in past Major cycles, and Aurora will be fighting to keep that legacy alive.

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Lineup Age Rating
DenmarkCasper "Cabbi" Jensen 24 2.04
DenmarkJonas "Queenix" Dideriksen 23 1.44
DenmarkTobias "kraghen" Kragh Jensen 20 1.21
DenmarkMarcus "maNkz" Kjeldsen 24 -
DenmarkBenjamin "brzer" Jensen 20 -
No offline placings in the last three months

Housing one of Denmark's many teams, ECSTATIC is an organization that rose to prominence with their previous lineup led by Thomas "⁠birdfromsky⁠" Due-Frederiksen. Marcus "⁠maNkz⁠" Kjeldsen, who has since taken over the IGL role, is the only player remaining from the team that peaked at #16 in the world ranking.

Cabbi has been a star for the new ECSTATIC roster

The 24-year-old is joined by the former MASONIC trio of Casper "⁠Cabbi⁠" Jensen, Tobias "⁠kraghen⁠" Kragh Jensen and Jonas "⁠Queenix⁠" Dideriksen. Alongside them is Benjamin "⁠brzer⁠" Jensen, a 20-year-old that started out with Astralis Talent. The young Dane fulfills the AWPing role for the squad but still has the lowest average rating in the team with a 0.97. On the other hand, Cabbi is the highest rated player in the roster with a 1.07 rating, showing a small discrepancy in player ratings, which means that ECSTATIC will have to rely on their team play or hope players can overperform in crucial moments.

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The Danish team has recorded 37 maps on HLTV, with their most recent success coming in the Pelaajat Nordic Masters Fall 2022 - BLAST Premier Qualifier, where they secured a spot at the Showdown after beating ENCE in the semi-final before securing the title. Considering the team has shown they can hang with higher-ranked teams at that event, at least in an online setting, they now need to prove they can repeat the feat at the RMR, this time in a much higher-stakes LAN enviroment.

Lineup Age Rating
DenmarkFrederik "acoR" Gyldstrand 25 -
RomaniaMihai "iM" Ivan 23 -
BelgiumNicolas "Keoz" Dgus 21 -
PolandKamil "siuhy" Szkaradek 20 -
SwedenIsak "isak" Fahlén 21 -
Coach
No offline placings in the last three months

GamerLegion is a new team with some well-known individuals that came together just before the Major qualification cycle started. The organization, which began its journey in CS:GO with a roster led by Kévin "⁠Ex6TenZ⁠" Droolans, has fielded European mix-teams throughout their time in the game, and their newest roster is no different.

Isak "⁠isak⁠" Fahlén and Mihai "⁠iM⁠" Ivan are the only two players that kept their place in the team from the roster's previous iteration and the Romanian rifler is the team's star with a 1.13 rating throughout his time at the organization. They are joined by Nicolas "⁠Keoz⁠" Dgus, who was recently removed from Falcons, and ex-MOUZ NXT IGL Kamil "⁠siuhy⁠" Szkaradek. The final piece of the puzzle is MOUZ outcast Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand, who has found a new lease of life since joining GL. The Danish AWPer had some great performances in the open qualifiers, averaging a 1.29 rating in the 14 maps he played.

acoR looks to return to the form after a rough patch while playing for MOUZ

Being a relatively unknown quantity due to the lack of maps played, GamerLegion will try to use that to their advantage to surprise some of the favorites at the RMR. If acoR continues his upward trend in form, then the international squad has every chance for an upset, especially in a best-of-one format. Their first test is against FaZe, however, so they will need to be at the top of their game to even trouble the #1 team in the world, or risk starting the event with a loss.

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Lineup Age Rating
UkraineArseniy "cptkurtka023" Derevinskiy 23 -
UkraineDenis "amster" Liashenko 21 -
UkraineAlexey "alex666" Yarmoshchuk 21 -
UkraineNikita "Hkta" Reva 22 -
UkraineArtem "r1nkle" Moroz 17 -
Coach
No offline placings in the last three months

B8 is a team made up of relatively unknown youngsters from Ukraine, the team's average age resting at just 21.1 years. The spotlight falls on Artem "⁠r1nkle⁠" Moroz, who is the squad's youngest and highest-rated player. He is currently on a 17 event streak with +1 ratings, and averages a 1.18 rating in the last three months.

The trio of Arseniy "⁠cptkurtka023⁠" Derevinskiy, r1nkle and Nikita "⁠Hkta⁠" Reva has been together for almost one year, while the team languished in the lower reaches of the scene during that time. A 5-8th place at CEE Champions 2022 was their biggest success, as good results proved hard to come by for the Ukrainian team. That prompted them to make two changes, bringing in Alexey "⁠alex666⁠" Yarmoshchuk and Denis "⁠amster⁠" Liashenko. Improvements were seen straight from the get-go, with the team putting together a successful ESEA Advanced campaign to qualify for the playoffs, where they showed promising signs. Their highlight so far came in the deciding match of the third open qualifier to the RMR, where they recorded a 2-0 win over HEET.

Expectations for the Ukrainian side are low, given they lack the needed experience or firepower to seriously contend for a spot at the Major. B8 are the lowest-ranked team at the RMR with exception of the last-minute substitutes of Illuminar. If they are to have any success, r1nkle will need to be the key piece providing performances beyond his years.

Group B

#43
Lineup Age Rating
GermanyRobin "ScrunK" Röpke 27 -
HungaryKornél "kory" Szedlár 24 -
SwedenLove "phzy" Smidebrant 20 -
GermanyCan "kyuubii" Kamber 17 -
TurkeyCaner "Soulfly" Kesici 18 -
Coach
No offline placings in the last three months

Sangal is one of the list's rare teams that has been together for a longer time. The Turkish organization houses a European mix, of which the core has been together for eight months, during which they qualified for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Europe RMR. Due to unfortunate circumstances, they were forced to use their coach Tugay "⁠TuGuX⁠" Keskin as a stand-in and went out in last place.

phzy has found a new home in Sangal on a year-long loan from NIP

This time, the core of Kornél "⁠kory⁠" Szedlár, Can "⁠kyuubii⁠" Kamber, IGL Robin "⁠ScrunK⁠" Röpke and Caner "⁠Soulfly⁠" Kesici is joined by Love "⁠phzy⁠" Smidebrant, who was added to the team on loan from Young Ninjas in August to take over AWPing duties from Efekan "⁠S3NSEY⁠" Topaloglu. The team has looked in superb form since then, qualifying for the RMR after a convincing win over Entropiq.

Sangal also booked their place at the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown with a victory in GAM3RS_X EU Champions Fall 2022, where they got a best-of-three victory over fnatic. phzy has shown impressive form with a 1.14 rating, but he is not alone in putting up big numbers with kyuubii and Soulfly, who are just 17 and 18 years old respectively, both contributing to Sangal's current twelve-match win streak.

#48
Lineup Age Rating
GermanyBastian "ayken" Schendzielorz 28 -
NetherlandsThijs "rilax" Izaks 24 -
PolandFilip "tudsoN" Tudev 22 -
DenmarkAlexander "br0" Bro 20 -
UkraineAlexey "Topa" Topchienko 22 -
No offline placings in the last three months

FANTASY is a mix-team composed of free agents currently plying their trade in FACEIT's FPL Challenger league. The team was put together for the Major qualifier and came through the third iteration after beating los kogutos in the deciding game.

Expectations for FANTASY are low as they were one of the biggest surprises from the open qualifier

The mix-team features Bastian "⁠ayken⁠" Schendzielorz, who is most known for his time at Sprout in 2018 and was the highest-rated player of their open qualifier run with a 1.21 rating as the team's AWPer. The biggest name in the team may be Filip "⁠tudsoN⁠" Tudev, who departed Anonymo in May after failing to secure a spot at the PGL Major Antwerp in the RMR. The aforementioned duo are playing alongside Thijs "⁠rilax⁠" Izaks, who most recently represented Finest for a short two-month spell, Alexander "⁠br0⁠" Bro and ex-NAVI Junior player Alexey "⁠Topa⁠" Topchienko.

The European mix is the biggest question mark at the event. They have just five recorded maps on HLTV, all coming in the open qualifier through which they locked in their spot at the RMR. They will meet Vitality in their first match, where they will need to be at the top of their game to stand a chance against the newly minted ESL Pro League champions.

#50
Lineup Age Rating
UkraineSergiy "DemQQ" Demchenko 21 1.30
BulgariaHristiyan "REDSTAR" Pironkov 21 -
UkraineVolodymyr "Woro2k" Veletniuk 21 -
DenmarkFrederik "Fessor" Sørensen 21 -
SwedenJoel "joel" Holmlund 18 -
Coach
No offline placings in the last three months

Another team comprised of free agents is Monte, who have been together for just over two months. The team was forced to alter their roster for the RMR, however, due to Mohammad "⁠BOROS⁠" Malhas being ruled out of the event. The team has chosen Frederik "⁠Fessor⁠" Sørensen to replace him and the Dane is already in Malta with the squad.

REDSTAR joined an international team after leaving Fiend

The roster is headlined by Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk, who recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons after lashing out at s1mple in the Kinguin Legends tournament but has otherwise proved his talent in the server several times. The 21-year-old is fulfilling the main AWP role for the team, something he is familiar with from his time in MAD Lions. He is playing in Monte alongside countryman Sergiy "⁠DemQQ⁠" Demchenko, who last year played for the Akuma team infamously accused of cheating at a Regional Major Ranking event. Ex-Fiend member Hristiyan "⁠REDSTAR⁠" Pironkov and Joel "⁠joel⁠" Holmlund, who was without a team since departing Galaxy Racer more than a year ago, round out the roster that will play in Malta.

Monte has had some good results in their short time together, qualifying for the CCT Central Europe Series 1, where they finished 5-8th after a 1-2 loss to the tournament's winners, MIBR. They also defeated Endpoint to secure their spot at the RMR, but are yet to test themselves against the world's elite.

#88
Lineup Age Rating
PolandPiotr "morelz" Taterka 28 1.02
PolandBartek "mASKED" Trybuła 21 0.94
PolandPaweł "reatz" Jańczak 27 -
PolandKonrad "EXUS" Jeńczeń 24 -
PolandMateusz "TOAO" Zawistowski 25 -
Offline placings in the last three months
Placement Event
4th
PGE Polish Esports League Supercup 2022

Illuminar have joined the fray as a last-minute replacement for Benched Heroes, who will miss the tournament due to visa issues. The Polish squad were invited to the tournament in Malta after placing seventh in the final open qualifier, making them the first replacement if any of the teams were to drop from the event as ended up happening to Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield and company.

Illuminar's two longest-standing players are Piotr "⁠morelz⁠" Taterka and Bartek "⁠mASKED⁠" Trybuła, who have plied their trade for the Polish organization for over half a year. The rest of the squad that will be traveling to Malta is comprised of Mateusz "⁠TOAO⁠" Zawistowski, Paweł "⁠reatz⁠" Jańczak and Konrad "⁠EXUS⁠" Jeńczeń.

Since refreshing their roster at the end of August, the team failed to make waves on the international scene, with a 9-16th in CCT Central Europe Series 2 being their best result in that period. Considering their late confirmation at the event, the Poles will have to count on the fact that their unpredictability will turn out to be an advantage. Their first test will not be an easy one, however, as they will have to go up against Natus Vincere in their opening best-of-one.

TOAO's Illuminar join the tournament as a last-minute replacement

Despite upsets being by definition hard to come by, and the chances of them happening slim, the IEM Road to Rio Europe RMR's tournament format gives teams a chance of upsetting the favorites since all games except the progression and elimination matches set to be played in best-of-ones. The first matches in the Swiss system will give underdogs more of a chance to seize the advantage if their opponents start slowly, while also significantly shrinking the map pool. Coupled with the fact that the gap in individual level of play between top teams and contenders is getting closer year by year, it is not out of the question that some of the middle-of-the-pack and favorite teams may sweat to qualify for the IEM Rio Major on the final day of play.

Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1125
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
905
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
Bulgaria Hristiyan 'REDSTAR' Pironkov
Hristiyan 'REDSTAR' Pironkov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
693
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Joel 'joel' Holmlund
Joel 'joel' Holmlund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
202
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Belgium Nicolas 'Keoz' Dgus
Nicolas 'Keoz' Dgus
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
842
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
Poland Mateusz 'TOAO' Zawistowski
Mateusz 'TOAO' Zawistowski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1144
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Alexey 'alex666' Yarmoshchuk
Alexey 'alex666' Yarmoshchuk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Isak 'isak' Fahlén
Isak 'isak' Fahlén
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
602
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Arseniy 'cptkurtka023' Derevinskiy
Arseniy 'cptkurtka023' Derevinskiy
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
129
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Germany Robin 'ScrunK' Röpke
Robin 'ScrunK' Röpke
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
Ukraine Sergiy 'DemQQ' Demchenko
Sergiy 'DemQQ' Demchenko
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
440
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Poland Bartek 'mASKED' Trybuła
Bartek 'mASKED' Trybuła
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
105
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Thomas 'birdfromsky' Due-Frederiksen
Thomas 'birdfromsky' Due-Frederiksen
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.69
Netherlands Thijs 'rilax' Izaks
Thijs 'rilax' Izaks
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
294
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Denis 'amster' Liashenko
Denis 'amster' Liashenko
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
359
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.65
Austria Efekan 'S3NSEY' Topaloglu
Efekan 'S3NSEY' Topaloglu
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
245
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Romania Mihai 'iM' Ivan
Mihai 'iM' Ivan
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1560
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Jordan Mohammad 'BOROS' Malhas
Mohammad 'BOROS' Malhas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
274
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.74
Poland Kamil 'siuhy' Szkaradek
Kamil 'siuhy' Szkaradek
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
539
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Jonas 'Queenix' Dideriksen
Jonas 'Queenix' Dideriksen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
520
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
Poland Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Kazakhstan Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Ukraine Nikita 'Hkta' Reva
Nikita 'Hkta' Reva
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Artem 'r1nkle' Moroz
Artem 'r1nkle' Moroz
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
Germany Can 'kyuubii' Kamber
Can 'kyuubii' Kamber
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
155
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Benjamin 'brzer' Jensen
Benjamin 'brzer' Jensen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
231
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Tobias 'kraghen' Kragh Jensen
Tobias 'kraghen' Kragh Jensen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
285
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Alexander 'br0' Bro
Alexander 'br0' Bro
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
69
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
Russia Evgeny 'delus1onn' Plottsov
Evgeny 'delus1onn' Plottsov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
43
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Frederik 'Fessor' Sørensen
Frederik 'Fessor' Sørensen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
294
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Azerbaijan Amin 'sugaR' Azimov
Amin 'sugaR' Azimov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
201
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
Russia Aleksandr 'KaiR0N-' Anashkin
Aleksandr 'KaiR0N-' Anashkin
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.72
Russia Artem 'RAiLWAY' Gradovich
Artem 'RAiLWAY' Gradovich
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
488
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.73
Denmark Casper 'Cabbi' Jensen
Casper 'Cabbi' Jensen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
516
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1071
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Germany Bastian 'ayken' Schendzielorz
Bastian 'ayken' Schendzielorz
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
189
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Poland Konrad 'EXUS' Jeńczeń
Konrad 'EXUS' Jeńczeń
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
920
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
Turkey Caner 'Soulfly' Kesici
Caner 'Soulfly' Kesici
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
139
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
Hungary Kornél 'kory' Szedlár
Kornél 'kory' Szedlár
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
523
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Alexey 'Topa' Topchienko
Alexey 'Topa' Topchienko
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.65
Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
337
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Marcus 'maNkz' Kjeldsen
Marcus 'maNkz' Kjeldsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
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#2
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Finland Naiku
didnt ask
2022-10-03 17:45
Lel
2022-10-03 17:46
ez 4 kairon
2022-10-03 17:46
1 reply
true, also ez 4 r1nkle
2022-10-03 23:11
where astralis 🐒
2022-10-03 17:47
#7
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United States MrNorwood
NA RMR is more interesting
2022-10-03 17:47
Aleksandr "⁠KaiR0N-⁠" Anashkin and Viktor "⁠Lack1⁠" Boldyrev are the stars of the roster, with the former finding a home straight after being removed from Entropiq to make space for Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov.  Mate, proofread your stuff, it say lack1 in Entropiq, not Kair0n. -former +latter
2022-10-03 17:47
what about asia and na?
2022-10-03 17:48
1 reply
No point, everyone knows RA is going to win ez
2022-10-03 18:30
#10
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Brazil flytw4tp
mid off
2022-10-03 17:48
lol
2022-10-03 17:48
no birdfromsky no win
2022-10-03 17:49
ez for sangal
2022-10-03 17:49
#14
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Lithuania CEOofwomen
"phzy has found a new home in Sangal on a year-long loan frmo NIP" below phzys picture pls fix
2022-10-03 17:50
#15
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Greece fatman00
bestest!!1!1
2022-10-03 17:50
What is SAW? a favorite?
2022-10-03 17:57
1 reply
Not favorites, but not underdogs. I think they should be in the "in between" layer with other teams like sprout, heet, falcons, 1win... HLTV will have an article on these teams for sure...
2022-10-03 18:49
Wheres astralis?
2022-10-03 17:58
ez 4 fantasy
2022-10-03 18:00
#20
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Pakistan LoOuU2
why no Boros in Monte ? i thought he was their poster boy ? Never knew they qualified with Fessor instead.
2022-10-03 18:02
11 replies
#41
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China Rynaki
Rip Monte, no Boros no win
2022-10-03 18:36
#58
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Serbia DjapeZ
They didnt qualify with Fessor, i guess Boros had visa issues or something else
2022-10-04 00:38
9 replies
#59
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea they mention he is missing but no reason why
2022-10-04 00:39
8 replies
#60
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Serbia DjapeZ
Hes benched in Endpoint, so maybe there was conflict of interest idk
2022-10-04 00:42
7 replies
#61
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Pakistan LoOuU2
cant be a conflict of interest issue since Endpoint isnt qualified for the RMR
2022-10-04 00:43
6 replies
#62
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Serbia DjapeZ
Yeah but still he cant compete for other team on tournament if hes benched on another one without loan agreement between 2 teams or smth like that
2022-10-04 00:45
5 replies
#63
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Pakistan LoOuU2
nah its nothing to do with Endpoint, he isnt listed as benched on the team`s home page nor mention of it on his own page.
2022-10-04 00:50
4 replies
#64
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Serbia DjapeZ
So i guess u know whats problem then ? No ? Then dont rule anything out
2022-10-04 00:59
3 replies
#69
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Pakistan LoOuU2
why are you getting triggered ? lol . its a logical conclusion , i am only ruling something out which isnt there or any suggestions of it being there. Small ego
2022-10-04 10:47
2 replies
#70
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Serbia DjapeZ
How am i getting triggered ? Ur asking whats the problem but it seems like u know everything
2022-10-04 10:57
1 reply
#71
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Pakistan LoOuU2
you are obviously getting triggered just because i debunked your speculation with logic and your ego cant take it , you acting like you know what the problem is but you end your sentence with "smth like that" yea , you triggered.
2022-10-04 10:59
Astralis also underdog everyone knows they're tier 4 at most, but maybe, just maybe they can get 1 match win.
2022-10-03 18:06
Lol complete no namers on all these teams
2022-10-03 18:06
2 replies
maybe for you
2022-10-03 18:23
Thats good, that means new players will get some experience and have a chance to be noted by better teams
2022-10-03 19:27
#23
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Russia HikZ
1WIN ???
2022-10-03 18:07
3 replies
#24
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Argentina potatomato
they have flamie
2022-10-03 18:13
1 reply
#25
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Russia HikZ
oh yeah fair enough
2022-10-03 18:14
#29
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CIS TheBigSAM
1win actually has an experienced roster, they are not your typical underdogs, just like most other tier-2 teams
2022-10-03 18:19
where astralis wtf?
2022-10-03 18:16
how fantasy is #48 in rankings lmao
2022-10-03 18:17
#28
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United States THEM4q4
Where is EF?
2022-10-03 18:18
1 reply
They had been flamed (Badum TSS)
2022-10-04 02:35
A bunch of shit teams, fr. Joel and 40 pure bots.
2022-10-03 18:21
#31
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Ukraine SwissRolls
no mention of forze? they just beat OG to win some t2 tournament this past weekend
2022-10-03 18:23
2 replies
And how does it make them underdogs? They are high-mid
2022-10-03 18:29
1 reply
+1
2022-10-03 18:38
sad no best team benched heroes ;(
2022-10-03 18:24
god krizzeN
2022-10-03 18:25
#35
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Kosovo eri1
bad news eagles legend stage not challengers
2022-10-03 18:25
#36
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Japan esy
Alexander "br0" Bro
2022-10-03 18:28
Ok
2022-10-03 18:28
where is faze?
2022-10-03 18:35
1 reply
#66
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Canada Zenrod
cry
2022-10-04 03:00
#42
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Portugal HATE30
what about SAW ?
2022-10-03 18:38
1 reply
#48
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Portugal Davdio
saw is step ahead of this teams. as the guy on #45 comment said, hltv probably consider them, not favorites, but not underdogs too and the same applies for teams as falcons, heet, bne, ef, forze, 1win..
2022-10-03 19:12
br0 is real bro
2022-10-03 18:42
#46
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Russia mshkoda
so 1win is considered mediocre? 1st time playing on rmr
2022-10-03 19:05
#47
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Portugal kurpyyy
where is SAW?????
2022-10-03 19:07
1 reply
#55
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Portugal EddyParera
They aren't considering ESEA Challenger League teams as underdogs.
2022-10-03 22:25
Wh omega lul
2022-10-03 19:21
#52
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Argentina fedezera
so ez for god joel
2022-10-03 20:27
#53
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United States Rayduh
smooya :(
2022-10-03 20:28
#54
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Albania tanzania89
can someone explain to me why BOROS isnt playing for Monte anymore?
2022-10-03 20:54
#57
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Romania reXPixieS
Sangal is not underdogs
2022-10-04 00:29
Sangal got this
2022-10-04 04:45
interesting
2022-10-04 06:10
This didn't not aged well regarding gamerlegion, "to even trouble faze" meanwhile ropz did some hard carry to take the w
2022-10-05 10:49
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